The Battle of the Barristers

For more than three decades, the Battle of the Barristers Charity Softball tournament has been a beacon of community spirit, rallying legal luminaries in a passionate quest to support the Fresh Air Fund. Each year, this thrilling event ignites the competitive fire and camaraderie among esteemed law firms, all vying to make a difference in the lives of those in need.

With an unwavering commitment to philanthropy, this tournament has consistently shattered expectations, raising an impressive average of $70,000 annually for the Fresh Air Fund. But it’s not just about the numbers; it’s about the heart-pounding action on the field and the collective drive to create positive change.

Against the picturesque backdrop of Brookdale Park in Bloomfield, NJ, the stage is set for an epic showdown of athleticism and altruism. From the opening pitch to the final championship clash, every game is a testament to the power of teamwork and community spirit.

As the largest annual fundraiser for the Fresh Air Fund, the Battle of the Barristers stands as a testament to what can be achieved when passion meets purpose. Join us for this exhilarating and joyous occasion, as we come together to make a meaningful difference and celebrate the spirit of giving.

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The Battle of the Barristers is taking place on August 7, 2024 (Rain date on August 14th).  2024’s fundraising event is being hosted by the winning team from the last tournament, Genova Burns LLC.   Teams participating this year to date are:

  • Genova Burns
  • Lowenstein Sandler
  • Carella Byrne Cecchi Brody Agnello, P.C.

Teams that participated in 2023 Tournament were:

  • Genova Burns LLC, Newark,
  • Prudential Financial of Newark
  • Gibbons P.C., Newark
  • Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Brody & Agnello, P.C. Roseland
  • Fox Rothchild LLP, Morristown
  • Lowenstein Sandler LLP, Roseland
  • McCarter & English, LLP, Newark
  • Cole Schotz, P.C., Hackensack
  • Brach Eichler LLC, Roseland